The Petrel Explorer vessel was acquired by Chevalier Floatels BV from Seabird with the goal of converting it into an SPS walk-to-work vessel.
The DP2 vessel is currently categorized as a survey ship. The vessel is 80.35 meters long and was constructed in 2008. It has 54 beds in 40 cabins. Chevalier Floatels intends to increase the number of cabins and beds, according to a social media post by Marcel Roelofs, general manager of the company.
“We are presently working on the conversion plans and hope to announce our new configuration the soonest,” Marcel Roelofs stated.
The news follows the recent sale of Chevalier Floatels CF Fortune to Oceanica. The Petrel Explorer, now called CF Explorer, came from Norway’s SeaBird Exploration, a global provider of 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition for the oil and gas industry. Chevalier Floatels took delivery of the vessel yesterday, the company reported on social media.
Chevalier Floatels owns and operates two Walk to work support vessels and four floating hotels. Source: Chevalier Floatels